February 2, 2023

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An announcement from Kinshasa summarizing the work’s resolutions

Curtains1There is The Pan-African Colloquium on Albinism collapsed on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Pullman Hotel in Combe. Organized by the committee responsible for supporting the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the presidency of the African Union, these two-day meetings helped committee members deal with a number of topics related to defending the rights of people living with albinism. They called on states to use their pledges in honor of Resolution 263, November 5, 2013, of the African Commission on Human and Human Rights, to prevent attacks and discrimination against people affected by albinism. In addition, they stressed the need to keep in mind Article 18 of the African Constitution, which states that persons with disabilities are entitled to specific actions in relation to their physical or moral needs.

During almost two days of hard work, various participants1There is The Pan-African Colossus on Albinism finally closed its doors by making a series of recommendations called the “Kinshasa Declaration”. Held under the theme: “African Unity for Africa in Support of People with Albinism”, The conference brought together many associations fighting for the rights of people living with Albinism. For Professor Ngokwey Ndolam, a member of the panel, the Declaration was the most important product of this first conference, because, according to him, it reflects a commitment but must take decisive action in favor of people with Albinism.

“The commitment to improving the legal arsenal, the commitment to ensuring the use of this legal arsenal, above all, we must each be sufficiently aware of this cause in our daily attitudes and in our day-to-day conduct. You are appealing ”, The professor underlined, the government alone cannot do anything. This is why they appealed not only to civil society organizations, but also to invite states to use their pledges, and to ensure that these associations have a way out for people living with albinism.

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“Do not forget that these associations are not only made up of people living with Albinism, but also people without this defect, because this is a cause for concern for all of us. But the interesting thing is that this cause is really a sign of many things. We are talking about massacres, however, and this violence affects not only these people, but also people living with other sects, people or other disabilities, which is why we believe that the Kinshasa Declaration on Albinism symbolizes the desire to promote human rights, the use of an inclusive society, and the pursuit of greater justice., Professor Ngokwey Ndolam added.

On the other hand, Dr. Gaylord Inena Wa Inena, dermatologist and psychiatrist returned to the study of various experiences in the care of people living with albinism. “Through the means available, we have found that skin cancer in the Democratic Republic of Congo can be prevented and cured, with proven access through our research, easy and effective surgery. Of the 160 people who lived with the albinism we treated, at least 90% were cured of skin cancer., He said, and skin cancer is the most deadly disease in people living with albinism.

He asked officers to call him whenever needed, so he not only intervened as a caretaker, but also lived with the potential albinism to train others to save more people.

In this announcement of Kinshasa, the participants 1There is The federation asked states and governments to integrate the topic of albinism into the public health program and create research centers on albinism; Raising green funds to help the first victims of global warming, including those with albinism; To expedite the establishment of the Advisory Council mechanism on the inability of the African Union Commission to deal with albinism, provided by protocol to the African Charter on Human Rights and Human Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; By organizing an Africa event every two years to uphold the achievements of this Symposium taking into account the objectives and principles of the United Nations Charter and the African Charter on Human and Human Rights.

Steve Ilunga